Jesse and Hayden contacted me in August last year to inquire about my availability for their May elopement in the Scottish highlands.
And I was over the moon that the date was still available in my calendar! Shortly after, we started planning their sunset Rannoch Moor elopement.
Sunset Rannoch Moor elopement in Scotland
Jesse and Hayden made their way to Scotland from North Battleford, Saskatchewan in Canada.
At the moment of their inquire they had been engaged for 4 weeks and were in the early stages of planning their elopement. For months they had been talking about eloping. And soon after they decided bring that dream into reality.
Scotland elopement planning from abroad
They had already picked out a perfect person to officiate their elopement ceremony and chose the perfect Scottish elopement – that being the Study in Glencoe Valley.
They had planned their entire elopement day remotely. Although they didn’t have a preference for types of landscapes in wedding photos, they knew they wanted the scenery to be stunning. And they were in search of a local elopement photographer in Scotland – someone familiar with the area who would be able to provide valuable insight into eloping in Scotland. And who would, of course, photograph their elopement day beautifully. Gladly, I was their choice!
Although elopement planing from abroad might seem challenging at first, it really isn’t that difficult. First of all, Scotland being an English-speaking country makes the communication with suppliers so much easier. Secondly, your elopement photographer, such as myself, will always be able to provide you with useful information. Additionally, I’m always available if you need elopement planning advice or recommendations! Finally, there isn’t a more friendly and welcoming country than Scotland. Scottish people are not only professional when it comes to their work, but also super kind!
To start with, I photographed them getting ready at the hotel.
Jesse and Hayden decided to invite their parents to be a part of their wedding day. It was full of joy, emotional and truly beautiful. Their wedding ceremony was conducted by the incredible Alyson.
After their ceremony, we drove to a couple of scenic spots for their wedding photoshoot. Personally, I loved the sunset photos at Rannoch Moor the most. Just look at that light!
Finally, the last stage of their wedding day was a relaxed dinner at the Kingshouse Restaurant with their parents. What a great idea to finish your emotion-packed elopement day with a delicious dinner!
After I shared Jesse and Hayden’s elopement sneak peek with them here’s the sweet message I got from them.
Okay Natalia WOW!! We had so so much fun with you yesterday, and just couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful you were the whole day. We are so happy to have had you capture our wedding day. It was truly everything we dreamed it would be and more. Also the sneak peaks are absolutely gorgeous, literally can’t take my eyes off of them!!
We can’t say thank you enough.
Jesse and Hayden
Planning a destination elopement in Scotland
I have photographed a great number of elopements for couples from abroad. In different weather conditions, different seasons of the year, different types of elopements… there is definitely some planning involved. If you’d like to get some advice on how to plan a perfect elopement day, feel free to check out my planning guides and start from there. They’re packed with useful advice, elopement planning tips specific to different locations. And many many more things!
So even if it will be your first time in Scotland, and you’re a bit anxious about having planned a wedding in a country you’ve never been to, I’m here for you! You can reach me via contact form, or directly through email.
And if you’re looking for an elopement photographer local to Scotland, please drop me a line via contact form.